Virtual Machine with New MacBook Pro with M2 chip
Thank you Jim, It is a costly purchase/decision! Many years ago I was a PC user and had a Gateway laptop with a big screen and wonderful graphics as it was advertised to be great for gaming. That was in my pre-Janome days, ( I had a Pfaff). Since going Mac and having lots of other Apple devices, I really don't want to go back to a PC exclusively. Maybe purchasing a PC that is capable of running the couple embroidery programs I use, in addition to purchasing an Apple device like a MacBook Air might be an option. And as far using Mac compatible sewing software and foregoing a PC altogether, I feel like giving up HLS, when there is so much left to explore on my relatively new 15,000 Quiltmaker, would be giving up a lot of capabilities that the machine is known for. The Janome Apps are very useful, but don't allow for for quilting in the hoop, composing stitches etc.
Thank you again for sharing your wisdom.
My 2012 MacBook Pro needs to be replaced and I would like to purchase one of the new MacBook Pro's with an M2 chip that was announced this week. I currently use VMFusion to run a virtual machine using Windows 10 64 bit, for Horizon Link Suite, AcuSitch and Embird. The programs have always been sluggish, and but that may be due to the age of my computer.
I've read that Parallels will work with the new M1 & M2 Apple Chips. I'd love to have your thoughts on using a virtual machine to run Windows, which system specs (e.g. memory) would be most desirable when purchasing the new MacBook Pro, and also how much memory you suggest for the virtual machine so that it runs HLS and Embird quickly and efficiently. From reading recent posts, it sounds like upgrading to Windows 11 won't be a problem for HLS.
Thanks very much for your help,
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